The average price for gasoline in Barton County is unchanged from a week ago at $2.66 per gallon as of Monday, April 19, according to figures from GasBuddy.com.
Average gas prices in neighboring Pawnee, Rush, Russell, Ellsworth and Stafford counties are also at $2.66/g, also unchanged from last week’s figures. Rice County reported a 1 cent increase in the price of gas at $2.69.
State figures show gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,329 stations in Kansas. Gas prices in the Sunflower State are 0.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.14/g higher than a year ago.
GasBuddy price reports have the cheapest station in Kansas priced at $2.43/g while the most expensive is $3.10/g, a difference of 67.0 cents per gallon.
Other Kansas areas and their current gas prices:
Wichita- $2.57/g, down 0.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.58/g.
Topeka- $2.66/g, unchanged from last week’s $2.67/g.
The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $2.85/g today. The national average is down 2.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.07/g higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Kansas and the national average going back ten years:
April 19, 2020: $1.56/g (U.S. Average: $1.78/g)
April 19, 2019: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
April 19, 2018: $2.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
April 19, 2017: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
April 19, 2016: $1.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
April 19, 2015: $2.29/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
April 19, 2014: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
April 19, 2013: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
April 19, 2012: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.89/g)
April 19, 2011: $3.72/g (U.S. Average: $3.84/g)
“Gas prices have remained largely stable in the last week across much of the country with the exception of the West Coast, where prices in some areas continue to advance, mainly in California as summer gasoline and healthy demand have boosted prices,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “But for everyone else, we’re far removed from the fast pace of increases we saw earlier this year.”
De Haan said gasoline demand has given up ground for the second straight week, likely due to some areas seeing a rise in coronavirus cases and as spring break plans conclude. “The next trend in gas prices isn’t evident just yet,” said De Haan. “We may see additional slight sideways moves in the weeks ahead, until either demand starts to increase notably again, or we see the opposite.”